Robert Flores, 89, of Llano passed away Sept. 4, 2020

Robert Flores passed away Friday, September 4, 2020, in Llano, Texas, at the age of 89. He was born November 15, 1930, in Dallas to Pearl and Joe Flores.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Joe Flores; brothers, Joe Flores, Lloyd Flores, and Jack Flores; and sisters, Daisy Flores and Lillie Flores.  

Robert loved ranching, his wife, Lucille, and daughter, Connie. Robert and Lucille worked as ranch hands up and down the Rocky Mountains for most of their lives. In 1970, they settled in the beautiful Hill Country of Llano and never left.  

Robert liked to describe himself as a “cowman, not a cowboy.” He would say, “I am a rancher, not a baseball player.”    

He was a true Renaissance man; he was a cowman, carpenter, cook, printer, saxophone player, rancher, and helper to anyone — always taking one day at a time. He loved talking to children and learning about the saints of the Catholic church. 

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Flores; daughter, Connie Cox; sister-in-laws Otelia Santoscoy and Ofelia Kilpatrick; three grandchildren, Patricia Gentry, Heather Pinney, and Samuel Cox; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes Inc. of Llano. Email condolences to whhfuneral1@verizon.net.

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